Love a little glitz and glamour? Well brush up on your Bollywood dance moves because entries are now open for the magical, unmissable 2018 Miss IndiaNZ event.

Open to women of Kiwi-Indian descent aged between 16 and 27, Miss IndiaNZ is the ultimate celebration of culture, fashion, dance and music. Up for grabs are $3000 worth of prizes, plus the chance to launch a career in the exciting world of entertainment.

Valentine Fernandes – Miss IndiaNZ 2017 Photo / Studio 81

Event Producer Dharmesh Parikh, of Rhythm House, says 380 young women have competed in Miss IndiaNZ since its inception 16 years ago. Of those, many have gone on to forge highly successful stage careers.

“Miss IndiaNZ is such a fantastic launchpad into acting, modelling and entertainment,” says Dharmesh.

“Contestants gain confidence and an outlet to express and celebrate their unique heritage, and the audience is treated to a spectacular show unlike anything else on offer in Auckland.”

Training workshops are delivered by industry professionals in the lead up to the competition, and contestants will be promoted by New Zealand’s leading ethnic media, including Radio Tarana and Indian Newslink.


While many beauty pageants focus primarily on contestants’ physical attributes, Miss IndiaNZ provides a platform for contestants to showcase all their talents, with categories such as Kiwi Girl, Made in India, Talent and a Q & A section.

“This is a cultural extravaganza that celebrates who we are as Kiwi Indians. Miss IndiaNZ is not just about physical beauty, it’s about diversity, talent, and of course Bollywood,”

Miss IndiaNZ 2018 will be held at Auckland’s Mahatma Gandhi Centre on September 15.

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